Klentak leaves for Los Angeles Angels
Matt Klentak has left the Orioles to take an assistant general manager position with the Los Angeles Angels.
Klentak, 31, had been the club’s director of baseball operations since March 2008, handling contractual situations, rules and arbitration cases.
He has been hired by new Angels’ GM Jerry Dipoto, who interviewed for the Orioles’ top spot in October – a position that eventually went to Dan Duquette.
An Angels' news release said Klentak agreed to a "multi-year deal" and will focus on "all aspects of baseball operations" along with Dipoto and new assistant GM Scott Servais.
Klentak accompanied Duquette to baseball’s general manager meetings last week.
It’s unclear whether Duquette will fill the position with a rules/contract specialist or whether he’ll use the spot in a different manner.
Klentak seemingly was being groomed as a GM by former club president Andy MacPhail, who hired Klentak from the commissioner’s office.
Keith Law of ESPN first reported Klentak was likely heading to the Angels.